Watch: How Hash Is Made In Afghanistan

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Watch hash being prepared in Afghanistan

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This exclusive video provided to HERB shows the hash manufacturing process in Afghanistan. “At the beginning of the video, you see a man stretching Hash into rectangular shape and stamping it with a stamp to ensure quality, and later on you can see a man operating a large blender to prepare and grind ingredients of pure hash. Simply put, the process is like making Pizza.” A U.N. report says Afghanistan, the world’s biggest producer of opium, is a “major producer of cannabis” and “the world’s biggest producer of hashish.” “While other countries have even larger cannabis cultivation, the astonishing yield of the Afghan cannabis crop — 145 kilograms per hectare of hashish, the resin produced from cannabis, as compared to around 40 kilograms per hectare in Morocco — makes Afghanistan the world’s biggest producer of hashish, estimated at between 1,500 and 3,500 tons a year,” said UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa in a report issued at the UNDOC’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The survey results reflect the significance of Afghanistan’s illicit drug trade, exploited by militants to fund their operations in unstable areas, such as the country’s war-torn southern region. In 2008, “a massive seizure of cannabis — 245,000 kilograms — was made in Kandahar near the Pakistan border”. Want to submit a video of your own? Contact the HERB Video team

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